Date Joined: June 21, 2011
Last Online: September 12, 2014
Birthday: October 2, 1953
Country: United States
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I am 60 years old. Divorced. I have two children who have children of their own. I live in a small town in Kansas, just southwest of Kansas City. My daughter lives in the same town so I get to spend a lot of time with her and my granddaughters. My granddaughters are both in high school. Class of 2015 and 2017. My son got a medical discharge from the army. He is now living only a few miles away. He is divorced and his son lives in OKC. My grandson is really into Tai Kwan Do. He is a third degree black belt. He is 19. My son has been to Afghanistan twice and Iraq once. I am very proud of my children and grand children.
I am on disability and I donâ€™t work. So it gives me time to devote to creating. I do have nerve damage in my right hand and arm. My writing is horrible and it starts to hurt pretty quickly. I can type pretty well. So I type my letters. And Iâ€™ve found just a slightly different way to hold the hook so I can crochet.
Iâ€™m allergic to a lot of scents. So check with me before sending candles or incense. Vanilla is always safe.
My spirituality is an eclectic mix. I enjoy earth energy and Goddess power. The cycles of the moon are important. I keep track of the moon phase and have a ritual on the full moon. I attend Unity church. I use meditation and affirmations. I have statues of Kwan Yin, Ganesha, Buddha and Bast. I use candles and incense a lot.
I believe in leaving a small carbon footprint. I recycle. I also try to combine trips in the car to save gas. I unplug almost everything when itâ€™s not in use. Youâ€™d be surprised how much electricity appliances draw when they are turned off, especially if they have a remote or adapter. I have all my computer things (laptop, printer and internet server) on a zip strip so all I have to do is flip it off. I also have all the TV related things on a zip strip. When the weather is nice and I donâ€™t need the heat or the air-conditioning, my electric bill is only $18.00 per month. No kidding!!! I do have a small apartment, but my neighbors in the complex were shocked.
I have an Associate Degree in Anthropology and Archaeology (2005). I enjoy learning about different customs and cultures, modern and ancient. The mythology and spirituality is especially interesting. I like Native American Arts (pottery, drawings, weaving). I love anything Maya.
Crochet, painting, decoupage, polymer clay (jewelry, embellishments and more). I'm very interested in ATC's. They are why I signed up. I have never heard of them before I accidentally found this site. But then I found inchies and Iâ€™m addicted. The more I read on this site the more excited I get. Teabags!!!? Never would have thought of swapping that. Iâ€™ve started decorating and making my own envelopes. In the past year I have been making my own greeting cards. I had to buy a dresser to store all my punches, stamps, paper and embellishments.
I like new age spiritual and inspirational books. Wayne Dyer, Ram Doss, Deepak Chopra, Louise Hay. I read a lot of Science Fiction/Fantasy. My favorite authors are Anne MacCaffrey, Marion Zimmer Bradley, (Darkover series and Avalon series) Mercedes Lackey and Jo Clayton. I recently discovered that Anne MacCaffrey and her son Todd were continuing the Pern series. I'm hooked on the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon (The 8th book in the series is out and I haven't read it yet. Ack!) and am starting on the Lord John series. I read The Hobbit years ago and The Lord of the Rings. I have read those books several times. I also recently found a new series, the Sookie Stackhouse Southern Vampire Series, (I'm told that True Blood on HBO was inspired by these books.) by Charlaine Harris.
Growing up I liked the Bobsey Twins, Nancy Drew, Beatrix Potter, Alice in Wonderland (I have never even seen the movie.), Beverly Cleary. Thatâ€™s all I can remember right now.
I would love to get recommendations for new books to read.
This is difficult to answer. My tastes are varied and unpredictable. I'm not necessarily going to like all songs by even my favorite artists. I still like the Beatles and Paul McCartney. I like a lot of Country Western, but NOT the whiney, old fashioned kind. I like to listen to the stuff that was popular when I was a teen (mid 60â€™s to early 70â€™s). I like a lot of the stuff my granddaughters listen to, but I have no idea what the names of the songs or the names of the artists are. I like bright and lively classical. I like smooth jazz. I like a lot of meditation type music. My favorites include Native American drums and flute and Celtic music. David and Steve Gordon have good Native American music. I like Celtic Woman and Secret Garden. This Christmas I discovered and acapella group called Pentatonix.
I don't have cable. I have rabbit ears for the new digital signals. I like Minute to Win It, Wipeout, America's Got Talent, Two and a Half Men (not as much now as the earlier seasons. Hate Ashton Kucher in the show.) Iâ€™ve quit watching, The Big Bang Theory and America's Funniest Home Videos. You get the picture. Well Castle is pretty good. I was a Star Trek fan through the original series and most of the Next Generation and then it went past being Star Trek. But I only get to watch TV if the reception is good.
I liked the Star Wars movies. Twilight and Harry Potter were OK. I liked the Star Trek movies. Favorites: Somewhere in Time (I watched it 20 to 30 times.), Sliding Doors (It took me twice to follow the whole story.), Rear Window with Christopher Reeve, The Lake House, A River Runs Through It, Lord of the Rings, Ghost. I liked Pirates of the Caribbean mostly because I like Johnny Depp and Orlando Bloom. Hocus Pocus was a hoot. I went to the early matinee and was the only one in the theater. I got to laugh and talk to the movie. The usher came in a couple times to check on me!